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Quince & Medlar

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13 Castlegate, Cockermouth CA13 9EU, England
(01900) 823579
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 107
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday treat

I got a voucher to go here for my birthday. The restaurant was beautifully set out. Staff were very welcoming. The food was delicious and surprisingly very filling! I couldn't move afterwards. Lovely tastes and textures to the dishes and the wine was lovely. We'll definitely be going again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Littlelucy07
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I got a voucher to go here for my birthday. The restaurant was beautifully set out. Staff were very welcoming. The food was delicious and surprisingly very filling! I couldn't move afterwards. Lovely tastes and textures to the dishes and the wine was lovely. We'll definitely be going again.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

we were really looking forward to dining here but were both very disappointed. Felt the restaurant lacked atmosphere, owners clearly favour the locals who visit regularly. Food although well presented was pretentious and expensive. Wine was also disappointing.

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is my favourite restaurant in Cockermouth. It is vegetarian so if you can't do without your meat it's not for you, However, I have never missed not having any meat and the dishes are so well cooked well presented and delicious that meat is not needed. It has a very intimate feel and the tables are quite close together... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Unhurried, relaxed and the best vegetarian food we have ever eaten. We don't normally have three courses when we eat out but the portions were perfectly sized and we didn't want to go home. The the three of us were thrilled with the textures and flavours and it was such a treat to be able to choose from such a... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice to have a waiting area to sit and look at the menu and start off with a glass of wine, service was unhurried and the food was very good, the vegetable sides were hot and perfectly al-dente, my only (very slight) disappointment was the rhubarb panacotta, didn't need to be so well set as it was served in a... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

From the canapes as we ordered to the honey and cream tart that was so fabulous that we asked for (and got) the recipe the food was all interesting, well presented and delicious - and we are not even vegetarians! Parking is a bit of a problem and this was January, so I expect it is even harder at busy... More 

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Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

4 of us ate there together. The food would not normally be my choice, but I enjoyed it anyway. One negative point was when my partner wanted to order a Campari she was told a little haughtily that the colouring stuff is from animals (cochineal beetles I assume) and so not served. I suppose this is truly vegetarian in their... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Excellent service and food, 5 of us all enjoyed the excellent ambience. The food is ALL to a great standard, tasty and put together really well . Wine is good and reasonable in price. Offered bubbly at midnight but had to go to a party!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My partner and I have been coming to the Quince and Medlar since 2012 and we go once every 4 months or so. The husband and wife team who run the place are very attentive and the decor of the restaurant is set up for fine dining. When I first went to the restaurant I was a bit apprehensive as... More 

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UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Warm and friendly atmosphere as usual. Wa had drinks in the cosy seating area a few steps down from the main restaurant room. Our family group of five people indulged in the following starters: Terrine of carrot, lentil & apricot in a wrapping of nori seaweed with our sesame oat biscuits & cheese shortbreads [simply yummy]; Baked butternut dumplings, Cumbrian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Castlegate, Cockermouth CA13 9EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: (01900) 823579

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine

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